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Content: Volume 5, Issue 3

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Unexpectedly stalled: the dynamics of brain blood flow in Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease is characterized by a progressive loss of memory and cognitive function, and although much is known about the underlying mechanisms that contribute to this brain dysfunction, no effective therapies exist. It has been known for decades that blood flow to the brain is... click to read more

  • Oliver Bracko | Research Associate at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Nozomi Nishimura | Associate Professor at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • Chris B. Schaffer | Associate Professor at Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 19, 2019
When gut bacteria spoil drug treatment

Therapeutic drugs are an important pillar of modern health care and often crucial for the treatment of patients. Besides their desired effects to cure diseases, drugs can also cause unwanted side effects, which often occur only in some patients. The causes of these side effects... click to read more

  • Michael Zimmermann | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Structural and Computational Biology Research Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Maria Zimmermann-Kogadeeva | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Structural and Computational Biology Research Unit, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Andrew L. Goodman | Professor at Microbial Sciences Institute and Department of Microbial Pathogenesis, Yale University School of Medicine, Yale University, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 18, 2019
Enhancing cassava for better nutrition in every bite

Cassava is a staple food crop in sub-Saharan Africa, where millions of people eat it every day. It's an especially important source of food during times of drought, because cassava is a hardy plant that continues to produce its starchy storage roots when water is scarce... click to read more

  • Nigel J. Taylor | Associate Member and Distinguished Investigator at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis, MO, USA
  • Narayanan Narayanan | Research Scientist at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis, MO, USA
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Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 17, 2019
A four-legged ancestor led the way for early whales dispersal

The whales, dolphins, and porpoises (generally called "cetaceans") that we know today are fully aquatic mammals, spending their entire life in the water. Whereas the forelimbs of these hydrodynamic animals are transformed into flippers, mostly used for steering, their hind limbs are highly reduced, and... click to read more

  • Olivier Lambert | Group leader at Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, D.O. Terre et Histoire de la Vie, Brussels, Belgium
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Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 16, 2019
Ice sheet melting: it’s not just about sea level rise

You've probably heard that climate change is melting the polar ice caps - but what does this actually mean? It refers to the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets, which are large systems of interconnected glaciers, kilometres thick. They are formed by snow falling on land,... click to read more

  • Kaitlin Naughten | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, Cambridge, UK
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Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 13, 2019